Gingerbread House - Hours & Routine

The Gingerbread House is open from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday all year. We follow the Alamosa School District academic schedule and close when they do for breaks and holidays. A calendar of scheduled closures and activities is provided to families at the time of enrollment.

The Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) is open Monday through Thursday from September through May. The morning session begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m. The afternoon session begins at 12:30 p.m. and ends at 3:20 p.m. The program is not open on Fridays as this is the teacher's workday for planning, cleaning, and home visits.

The routine is a combination of teacher directed and free choice activities and is set up to meet the needs of the children in the classroom. Detailed daily schedules are posted in each classroom. Activities include math, science, art, literacy and outside play. There is a quiet time daily that provides the children a time to relax, listen to soft music, read books, and sleep if they want to.

The Gingerbread House Early Learning Center participates in a USDA funded program which provides breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack to all children in attendance during meal times.

The basic routine for the child care center is outlined below:

  • 7:30 – 8:45
  • 8:45 – 9:00
  • 9:00 – 9:30
  • 9:30 – 11:15
  • 11:15 – 11:30
  • 11:30 – 12:00
  • 12:00 – 1:00
  • 1:00 – 2:00


  • 2:00 – 3:15
  • 3:15 – 3:30
  • 3:30 – 4:00
  • 4:00 – 6:00
  • Children Arrive – Free play
  • Circle Time – Literacy Activities
  • Breakfast
  • Preschool Classes
  • Circle Time – Literacy Activities
  • Lunch
  • Active Play – Outdoors(Weather Permitting)
  • Rest Time– Soft music and books provide a restful atmosphere
  • Free Play
  • Circle Time – Literacy Activities
  • Snack
  • Games, Arts and Crafts, Outside Play (Weather Permitting)